20 day until Christmas, and one party down! Friday is always the more low-key day, and this year was no exception. It is a fun respite before Saturday’s madness! My little sheep was won by my lovely friend Danielle. Here is a finished picture, he turned out so cute! The white guy, awaiting legs, is for tomorrows swap.
I was thrilled to win a fair-isle knitted ball from our shop’s reigning ‘Queen’. Her ornaments are always furiously swapped, and until today, I’ve never been fortunate enough to take one home! Notice the absolute perfection that are her stitches.
This afternoon I made my first attempt at a Buche de Noel, the traditional cake rolled and iced to resemble a fallen log. I made a triple chocolate cake, filled it with vanilla cream cheese frosting, then ‘rolled it’ and smeared it with chocolate buttercream. There is no doubt I could use more practice, but it is amazing what buttercream can cover! I’m not super excited about slicing it, I’m afraid it’s more folded than rolled. All the components are tasty though, so I’ll take comfort in that!
While the cake was baking and cooling, I finished the sweet white sheep. He’s made from Sirdar Snowflake, and Cascade Dolce. I am thrilled that we are NC’s newest Sirdar supplier! The Snowflake is super fuzzy and soft, I ordered it originally to make chemo hats, but it works beautifully for toys as well, (and it’s really inexpensive). This pattern minus the legs would make a precious baby toy, I’d even stuff a bell inside so it would rattle. Now to find a baby…..
I’m putting myself to bed early tonight! Tomorrow is going to be a fun day!